Multimedia Development

THOMAS COLLEGE

CS 350

SPRING 1999

Instructor: Prof. Judy Hansen-Childers

Office: Room 110

Office Phone: 859-1111 Ext. 335

Office Hours: M, W, F - 9 AM to 10 AM

Tu, Th – 2 PM to 3 PM

Weds – 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Home Phone: 246-4885

E-Mail: jhcski@aol.com

or hansenj@thomas.edu

 

Instructor: Alan Hippler

Office: Room 218

Office Phone: 859-1125

Office Hours: By Appointment

E-Mail: hipplera@thomas.edu

 

SNOW PHONE / CANCELLATION LINE: 859-1140

Class Schedule:

Tuesdays and Thursdays - From 9:20 AM until 10:35 in Room 122.

Texts - Required:

Multimedia - Making It Work (4th Ed) by Tay Vaughn (Osborne / McGraw-Hill)

Texts – Optional:

WAVs, MIDIs and RealAudio by Judi N. Fernandez (IDG Books Worldwide, Inc)

Required Materials:

Appropriate Hardware Resources

Other Internet Based Tool Resources

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Prerequisites: CS 118 and sophomore standing

This course will introduce students to the exciting and rapidly evolving technology of multimedia. Students will learn to design and produce multimedia projects through a hands-on study of the components, processes and software used to create multi and hyper-media.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

By the end of the course, the student should:

ASSIGNMENTS:
Assignments will consist of readings, written assignments, projects and a major multimedia production project. PLEASE TYPE ALL PAPERS !
 
GRADING SYSTEM:

A (94 - 100) A- (90 - 93) B+ (87 - 89) B (83 - 86) B- (80 - 82)

C+ (77 - 79) C (73 - 76) C- (70 - 72) D+ (67 - 69) D (63 - 66)

D- (60 - 62) F (below 60)

 

GRADING:

Attendance and Class Participation………………………………….. 10%

Written Assignments…………………………………………………. 15%

Multimedia Software Analysis.........................................……………. 10%

Web Site Project.................................................................................... 10%

Project Design..................................................................................…. 25%

Major Project............................................................................………. 30%

 
ATTENDANCE:

Students are expected to attend all class sessions and to be prepared to either discuss the assigned readings or engage in class projects. If a student must miss a class session, it is the student’s responsibility to arrange other ways of obtaining the information covered in class. Please notify one of the instructors in advance if you have to miss a class. Students with excessive absences may not receive a passing grade.

 

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY:

Students who plagiarize papers or cheat on exams or projects will receive zeros for the work in question.

SYLLABUS ALERT!! This is a dynamic document. Since this is a rapidly changing field, we often run across something interesting during the course and add it on. J

 

Important Links

To Reach the WEBBOARD

 

Thomas College Homepage

 

SCHEDULE

DATE

TOPICS
Tues., 1/12  Course Overview, Introduction to Multimedia (Chapters 1, 2, 4)
Thurs., 1/14  Designing and Delivering Multimedia Projects (Chapters 16, 17, 20)
   
Tues., 1/19  Multimedia and the Internet – Part I  -Introduction to the InternetTools for the Internet(Chapter 14, 15)
Thurs., 1/21  Multimedia and the Internet – Part II -Designing for the World Wide Web, Instructions for Multimedia Web Site(Chapter 18)
   
Tues., 1/26  Multimedia and the Internet - LAB
Thurs., 1/28  Multimedia Hardware Requirements, Multimedia Software Part I (Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8 )
   
Tues., 2/2  Multimedia Software; Part II
Thurs., 2/4  Multimedia Software; Part III
   
Tues., 2/9  Multimedia Software - LAB
Thurs., 2/11  Sound; Part I - Sound Waves
   
Vacation !! February Vacation 2/13 - 2/21
   
Tues., 2/23  Sound; Part II (Chapter 10)
Thurs., 2/25  Sound - LAB
   
Tues., 3/2 Images; Part I (Chapter 11)
Thurs., 3/4 Images; Part II
   
Tues., 3/9  Animation; Part I (Chapter 12)
Thurs., 3/11  Animation; Part II
   
Tues., 3/16  Video; Part I (Chapter 13)
Thurs., 3/18  Video; Part II
   
Tues., 3/23  Video - LAB
Thurs., 3/25  Project - LAB
   
Vacation !! Spring Vacation 3/27 - 4/4
   
Tues., 4/6  Project - LAB
Thurs., 4/8  Project - LAB
   
Tues., 4/13  Project - LAB
Thurs., 4/15  Project - LAB
   
Tues., 4/20  Project - LAB
Thurs., 4/22  Project - LAB
   
Tues., 4/27  Project - LAB
Thurs., 4/29  Project -LAB
 

    Final Exam - Week of May 3 - TBA

This syllabus may be changed at the discretion of the instructors

Last Updated: January 7, 1999

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